The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo)

Screenings

March 17, 2019
5:50 PM /
London
Followed by Q&A with filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam and Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
QA Session with the Filmmaker
March 19, 2019
8:30 PM /
London
Followed by Q&A with filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam and Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
QA Session with the Filmmaker

At age eight, Dolkar and her father fled their home, escaping Chinese armed forces in an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, India, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past reveals long-suppressed memories, propelling Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth. With stunning cinematography and skilfully subdued tension, The Sweet Requiem, from the filmmaking team behind Dreaming Lhasa (HRWFF, 2006) and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (HRWFF, 2010), is an unforgettable reflection on an ongoing but too often forgotten refugee crisis.

 

Filmmaker(s): 
Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
Year: 
2018
93m
Language(s): 
Tibetan with English Subtitles
Genre: 
Drama
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
Directors

Indian-Tibetan filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam have been working together for more than 30 years. They have made award-winning documentaries, video installations and two feature films. Their documentary, The Sun Behind the Clouds (2009), won the Vaclav Havel Award at the One World Film Festival in Prague. Their feature films, Dreaming Lhasa (2005) and The Sweet Requiem (2018) both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ritu and Tenzing are also the directors of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, which they founded in 2012 and is now one of India’s leading independent film festivals    

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